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IGGY Social Network Hopes To Serve Smart Teens

Is this the social networking site for the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?<p>Its creators hope so.<p>The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY), a social network that is designed for brainy teens between the ages of 13 and 18 has recently reached more than 2,500 members, according to The …

How To Delete E-Mail Attachments After You Send Them

“Have you ever seen Mission Impossible, the film? Do you remember in the beginning he gets his mission and then it blows up after a few seconds? We do exactly the same thing but with digital documents.”<p>This is how Clement Cazalot, the CEO and co-founder of docTrackr, gets to describe his company’s …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

In The Future, Your iPhone Password Could Be Your Face

If your fingerprint isn't secure enough for you, you might be able to use your face to unlock your iPhone someday.<p>Apple Insider reported Tuesday on a new Apple patent called "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition." In other words, the technology would let you unlock …

A Surgeon’s Review Of Google Glass In The Operating Room

Dr. Pierre Theodore of UC San Francisco has completed a three-month trial of using Google Glass during surgery.<p>For a little over three months now, Dr. Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been using Google Glass in the operating room. Although he’s tapped the functionality during …

Android 4.4.1 KitKat seen on Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 in server logs

Various sources say that what looks like an incremental KitKat update has been seen in server logs, running on the Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.<p>Website <i>9to5Google</i> said that it spotted all three devices in its analytics, running the new KitKat version, with those devices checking in on its posts from …

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Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare

Mobile apps that enable doctors to quickly reference medical research are paving the way for a digital revolution in healthcare<p>Mobile medical apps have become a prominent part of many doctors’ practices. From viewing x-ray results to tracking symptoms and vital statistics, these apps help doctors …

iOS 7 Reaches 70% Penetration In North America

Has it really been less than three months since the roll out of iOS 7?<p>Well, however long it has been that has clearly been enough time for most users — since new data from online ad network Chitika reveals that iOS 7 is currently running on more than 70 percent of North American iOS devices.<p>“This …

The countries where an iPhone can cost 20 percent of the average annual income

<i>Mobile Unlocked</i> has put together an interesting interactive tool that shows contract-free iPhone prices around the world, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of GDP. There are four countries where an iPhone sells for around 20 percent of the average annual income: Philippines (18%), Jordan …

Mint makes its way to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Microsoft(s msft), meet Mint. Just in time to plan your holiday shopping budget, personal finance app Mint is finally …

Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …

Gamer fan fave Valve Software joins Linux Foundation

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Valve Software founder and CEO Gabe Newell has been pretty clear over the past year that Linux is a key platform for the …

You can now buy short stories from Amazon starting at 99 cents

Amazon is continuing its aggressive and far-reaching push into publishing today. The company just announced StoryFront, which it describes as "dedicated to high-quality short fiction for readers looking to discover new voices, experiment with genres, or find a great quick read." Prices for …

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

Andy Rubin Built Android; Now He's Building Robots For Google

Google has a new moonshot: to build a generation of service robots that can automate everything from manufacturing to logistics to the service industry. To build these robots Google has tasked Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, to lead a team creating the hardware and software that will bring the …

Award-winning Netflix original series House of Cards returns on Valentine's Day 2014 with a second season

In what we can only hope will be a dog murder-free second season, Netflix announced this morning that original series <i>House of Cards</i> returns on February 14th, 2014. Apparently Netflix is big on releasing original programming alongside holidays -- <i>smart</i>, considering the binge-viewing around said time …